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Pasting from Google Docs into WordPress adding unnecessary formatting

Simply copying and pasting from google docs into wordpress adds tons of this: <span style="font-weight: 400px"> throughout the wordpress post/page.
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How to add text to Google Docs with VBscript?

I searched everywhere, but I could not find a close solution. I want to send (write) text to my Google Document with VBscript (script.vbs) code from my computer. Please offer a solution. With lua code,...
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Refresh preview image of hyperink in Google Docs

I've got a nice resume going in Google Docs, with a hyperlink to my GitHub account. For years the account showed a silly profile photo, now I've updated it to something more professional. But the ...
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Shade Google Docs background of editor?

When working in Google Docs, I can barely see the edge of the page when I am in Print layout mode. Is there a way to change the background, the region OFF the page, so I can see the edge of the page ...
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Is it possible to embed text or content from one Google Doc to another?

Say I have a paragraph written in Document A: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, ...
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Software that would convert Google documents to .docx

Is there a way to convert a Document that you create in Google Docs to .docx or .odt? Edit: To be more specific, I am looking for a software that would be able to archive this.
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Synchronize headers and footers across multiple documents

We have a number of templates in Google Docs that all use the exact same header and footer. Every time we update the header and footer, we have to manually go through each template and update its ...
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Why has Google Docs' grammar check suddenly become so wonky?

I've used Google Docs for journalling for the past year, and never really noticed issues. Recently however, I've noticed that it's been bringing up blue lines under the strangest things. Of course, I ...
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How to set paragraph left space in this case?

I am writing a document and Google Docs changes a left margin below a point of list. I marked on red the difference which I can see. Good spacing under point 12: Wrong spacing under point 13: When ...
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Turn off viewer icons (and names)

I'd like to share a Google file (document/sheet/slide) but have the little viewer color bubbles in the top-right corner disabled such that viewers can't see how many others are viewing concurrently. ...
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In Google, is there an embedded plagiarism checker?

Is there a way to use a plagiarism checker in Google? I am writing a research project and I do not want to have an issue with this.
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How to use keyboard menu navigation in Google Docs to uppercase a selection

I opened the pictured menu by pressing Alt+O, then S, then 1. From there: If I press U, it underlines my selected text, despite the submenu being open. If I click UPPERCASE, it uppercases it instead....
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Google Apps script to convert 1000s of pdfs to Google Docs

Can a Google Apps script be written to convert 1000s of PDFs to Google Docs? Currently you have to open individual PDFs one-by-one "Open with Google Docs" to perform this transformation. This is my ...
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Quantifying the difference between two revisions in a Google Document

Is there any way to quantify the difference between two revisions in a Google Document? (e.g. the number of added/removed/modified characters/words/sentences/lines between two revisions, like we can ...
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Strange spacing issue in Google Document?

I found this nice clean CV Google Docs template here. I would like to replace the name by a 2-column table that includes a name. The problem is, that I cannot remove the space above or below the ...
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How do I make a “published” Google Doc private? [closed]

I'm new to Google Docs. I recently "published to web" one of my Docs as an experiment. However, I don't want anyone to be able to view this webpage, only specified users. The reason why I wanted to ...
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How to open Google docs in new tab in Firefox

When I click a Gdrive item in Firefox it always opens in the current tab. How do I get it to open in another tab. When I click on any other URL it opens in a new tab why not Google docs? In Chrome ...
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How can I reduce the vertical spacing in a Google document's table of contents?

How can I reduce the vertical spacing in a Google document's table of contents? For example, in one of my Google document, the vertical spacing in the table of contents used to be fine: but after ...
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Conditional Formatting in Google Sheets

The shorter question to spare you from reading more than you need to I have a few different formulas for use in conditional formatting with custom formula in Google sheets. They are all roughly 1100 ...
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How to Import or Query a Range from Google Sheets into Google Docs?

I'm using Google Docs, the word processor, and am seeking to import a named range sourced in Google sheets into my Google Docs file. Do the field code feature or any other feature in Google Docs ...
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Shared documents doesn't remove from view in Google Sheets and Docs

I'm trying to delete a file that I have accessed through a link and therefore appears in my Google Docs or Sheets. They are documents that don't appear in my Drive because it has not been explicitly ...
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Can I put a certain word/phrase in front of page numbers automatically in Google Docs?

I know that in Google Docs you can automatically put page numbers on each page and it will update them for you when they get moved. Is there a way to do that but also have a certain word in front? I'm ...
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Google Docs: Is there no way to share Revision history and changes with read-only users?

If this is true then it is very unfortunate ... one of the most useful types of information you disseminate to consumers of your documentation is to be able to easily allow them to see what you have ...
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Strange and annoying math equations in Google Docs

I'm writing a math paper with Docs and I want to insert simple equations. Everything is fine and nice-looking until I began to use the root symbol and fractions. Regarding the root symbol, when I ...
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How to word count multiple documents?

I have a Google Drive folder containing dozens of Google Docs. Is there a way to run a word count on a selection of files (or all of the folder contents), and read either a sum of the counted words ...
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Format Chinese number as numbered list in Google Docs

I would like to use Chinese numbers as numbered list in Google Docs, similar to unanswered question Numbered list with Cyrillic letters, But I can't find any useful options in Format > Bullets &...
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How do I assign tasks in Google Docs?

It used to be possible to assign a task to a user in Google Docs by simply mentioning a user in a comment, but this no longer works. Is there a new way to do this? Has the feature been removed? How ...
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Google Docs: How can I make a vertically numbered list in a table?

I'm trying to create a table that has 2 columns. It should look something like this: Something 5. Something Something 6. Something Something 7. Something Something 8. Something I managed to get the ...
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How to number lines in formatted code in Google Docs

There is a few questions regarding inserting and appropriately formatting code in Google Docs (here and here for example). Indeed there is a very useful Google-Docs add-on called Code Blocks which ...
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existe any way of change automaticale a lot of links (url) to the tiles of the url?

Hello I am saving a lot of booksmarks in a google drive, and i want to know if existe any way of change automaticaly the text of this links by the title of the website? With any addon or with a buil-...
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Google Docs: images are blurry when downloaded the doc as web page

I am having a Google Doc with good quality images. Later once my document is completed I have downloaded the web-page (HTML, zipped) version. When I saw the images in the folder they are of poor ...
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How to treat data pasted into Google Sheets as number instead of text and sort accordingly?

I pasted a table into Google Sheets (part of Google Docs), and one column is 1/234 1/102 1/1222 1/83 and when sorted according to this column, the column data is treated as "text" and sorted ...
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Automating Find & Replace to change font colour [duplicate]

I write about the card game bridge, so I need to automate this formatting all the time: Find all "♣" and color the text green (#00b700). Find all "♦" and color the text orange (#ff8100). Find all "♥" ...
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How to remove table borders in a google docs table?

How can I remove all borders around all cells in a table in google docs?
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I want space between text paragraphs, but not list items

I want a blank line between my text paragraphs but not between items in lists. I know I can do the former with Format | Line spacing | Add space after paragraph and then Update normal text to match ...
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Google Docs: changing formatting of normal text without affecting automatically affecting headings

Applying a change to the indentation of normal formatting (e.g. first line indent) in google docs results in an automatic change to the indentation settings of all the other styles. It seems they have ...
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Can't type underneath table

I've been researching for a while but have had no luck in sorting this out: I've got a table as such I cannot type underneath it, nor can I "backspace" any text to follow it directly (it creates a ...
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Show/hide fields (if empty --> don't show)

we are working on a project to atomize our offer process. We have multiple insurance products which can be chosen and are then passed on through zapier to Google Docs. Obviously not every customer ...
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Start numbering pages on first page, but start at ONE

I feel incredibly stupid, but I just can't seem to figure this out ... I want Google Docs to number my pages 1/n, 2/n, ..., n/n, starting with the very first. So I add page numbers to my header. They ...
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Detach list from within a list

In Google Docs I have a main list: 1. asd 1.1. zxc 1.2. qwe 2. mnb Inside list item 1.1. I need to insert a different list completely independent from the main list, such as: 1. asd 1....
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How do I create a custom keyboard shortcut in Google Docs to implement custom formatting? [duplicate]

When I take notes for CS classes, I find myself constantly changing the font choice and weight to differentiate lines of code from regular notes. For example: To improve productivity, I would like to ...
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How to use kbd in Docs? [duplicate]

I'd like to be able to show a keyboard button press in Google Docs, but it doesn't appear to have a way to use <kbd>, like so: Ctrl+x. Is there any way to accomplish this in Docs? If not, ...
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position of the page [duplicate]

I am working on Google docs. I want to know how to change position of only one page in the whole document? For instance, all pages are in portrait position and i want to change one page in landscape ...
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Printing a document for all Google Group members, with merged data

I am looking for a way to print a Google Doc template for all members of Google OU, merging name, surname & email address. Is there some existing functionality I should I write a Google App ...
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How to automatically convert all Microsoft Office file attachments in Gmail to Google Docs?

My Gmail has thousands of emails. Each email will have several attachments as Microsoft Office files (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx). Currently, I want to automatically convert all Microsoft ...
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Alternative to built-in auto-replace (preferably supporting capitals)

Oh, I thought I was SO smart. Being a student in Spanish class, I require typing certain special characters, such as á, é, í, ó, ú, and ñ. With a bit of searching, I found that you can adjust the ...
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Google Drive vs Google Docs in doc conversion

I've noticed that downloading a shared file from Google Docs allows you to convert it to another file format, but not when from Google Drive. Is it possible to do the same from Google Drive as well? ...
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Keyboard shortcut: conflict between Google Docs subscript and Mac OS Preferences (command+comma)

I teach chemistry and (have to) use Google Drive on a Mac for work. I have run into a problem with creating subscripts. On a Mac, the shortcut ⌘+, is the shortcut for opening application preferences. ...
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Inserting page numbers in a Google Docs document Start at > 1

I know Page numbers are available as a part of Google Docs. By Selecting Insert > Page number from the file menu. But How can I add footer page number start with a number greater than 1 on the first ...
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How to run one of three different Google Script functions on the same day in a specific order?

I have three Google Script functions in a Google Document (we'll call them functionOne, functionTwo and functionThree). What I would like to do is create a new function (we'll call it newFunction) ...